Wolseley staff raise cash for baby death charity

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Festive fundraising at Wolseley UK has raised £3,100 for Coventry charity the Lily Mae Foundation.

Staff at the plumbing and heating firm’s Leamington head office organised a number of fun events to support the charity, including a Christmas jumper day and a raffle of Christmas gifts.

In England and Wales, five babies in every 1,000 births are stillborn and the Lily Mae Foundation helps and support parents and families that have been affected by the death of a baby.

Amy Jackson, founder of the Lily Mae Foundation, said: “Our work – which includes supplying memory boxes, purchasing cold cot systems and supporting new research - is funded entirely through donations. We’re very grateful for the ongoing generosity of ourfriends and supporters.”

Wolseley site facilities manager, John Page, said: “Our employees were asked to vote for a Christmas charity beneficiary and the Lily Mae Foundation was picked from a number of local organisations.

“It’s nice to give something back to such a good cause.”